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Love film? Act fast to avail of our MONDAY NIGHT CINEMA SEASON TICKET Available for a limited time, this season ticket guarantees you entry to all remaining weeks of Monday Night Cinema this season - for just €6.50 per film! For more information or to buy your season ticket, visit or call us on (01) 231 2929


*Please Note: Season Ticket available to purchase until Mon 28 Feb. Special screenings not included in Season Ticket. All screenings are subject to licence/change.

The French Dispatch

Mon 31 Jan, 3pm & 8pm

★★★★★ The Times ★★★★ “Utterly exquisite” Independent

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: 15A | 2021 | 107mins

The writers of The French Dispatch newspaper discuss articles for the next edition. Four stories compete: a travelogue, an article about a criminally insane painter, a tale of love during the student revolt, and a suspenseful tale of kidnapping and fine dining. Bursting with slapstick and whimsy, director Wes Anderson delivers another delight featuring an all-star cast including Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray. WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO DÚN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN COUNTY COUNCIL

A Hero (Ghahreman)

★★★★ “Superb…keeps us guessing right to its powerful final shot” Time Out

Mon 7 Feb, 3pm & 8pm €9/8 (Season Ticket Available) Persian & French | Cert: Club | 2021 | 127mins

Rahim is serving a sentence for a debt he couldn’t repay. On two-day release from jail, he tries to convince his accuser to withdraw his complaint, promising to pay back part of his debt. Initially things work perfectly but slowly circumstances turn and Rahim is confronted with a crisis he would never have imagined. From Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, this is a knotted tale of morality and humanity.

Petite Maman

Mon 14 Feb, 3pm & 8pm

★★★★★ “A artistic masterstroke…very moving”

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

The Guardian

French | Cert: PG | 2021 | 73mins

Petite Maman is a beguiling tale about the power of memory and imagination. Following her grandmother’s death, eight-year-old Nelly returns to her mother’s childhood home. While exploring the nearby woods, Nelly befriends a girl of her own age, with whom she finds she has a remarkable amount in common. Director Céline Sciamma delicately conjures a deeply affecting story about loss and acceptance. 2

Monday Night Cinema – Season Ticket Available

Hope (Håp)

Mon 21 Feb, 3pm & 8pm

“Stunningly acted” Variety “Engrossing” The Hollywood Reporter

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available) Norwegian | Cert: 15A | 2019 | 130mins

Based on the personal experiences of acclaimed director Maria Sødahl, this powerful, emotional drama follows life partners Anja (Andrea Bræin Hovig) and Tomas (Stellan Skarsgård). Distracted by their careers and large family, their relationship has grown distant over the years. When Anja receives a life-changing diagnosis the two embark on a challenging, hopeful journey in which they re-discover themselves and each other. Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival Tour Mon 28 Feb, 3pm & 8pm


Three awards including Directing, Sundance 2021

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available) Albanian | Cert: Club | 2021 | 84mins

Based on the true story of Fahrije (Yllka Gashi), who, like many of the other women in her patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. Against the backdrop of Eastern Europe’s civil unrest and lingering misogyny, Fahrije and the women of her village join in a struggle to find hope in the face of an uncertain future. In association with access>Cinema and with the support of the Arts Council.


Mon 7 Mar, 3pm & 8pm

★★★★★ “Magnificent” The Guardian ★★★★★ “Stewart is masterful” The Telegraph

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: 12A | 2019 | 117mins

Christmas. 1991. Sandringham Estate. The Royal Family gathers for their annual celebrations. Diana, Princess of Wales (Kirsten Stewart) arrives late. Her marriage to Prince Charles crumbling. Cold-shouldered by the family, quietly admired by the staff, Diana struggles and stumbles through her final Christmas of expectation, tradition and hypocrisy. This imaginative interpretation leads us through a maze of Diana’s internal and external struggles.

I’m Your Man (Ich Bin Dein Mensch)

★★★★ “Sensationally funny” The Telegraph ★★★★ The Sunday Independent

Mon 14 Mar, 3pm & 8pm €9/8 (Season Ticket Available) German | Cert: 15A | 2021 | 108mins

Alma is a scientist at Berlin’s famous Pergamon Museum. In an attempt to secure funding for her latest research, she reluctantly agrees to evaluate a new line of humanoid cyborgs. But the process requires her to live for three weeks with Tom, a robot programmed to be her ideal life partner! A playful comedy, which cleverly explores themes of love, relationships, humanity and identity. 3


Mon 21 Mar, 3pm & 8pm

★★★★★ “A chilling expedition into the

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

capitalist jungle” The Irish Times

French, Spanish & English | Cert: TBC | 2021 | 100mins

Argentina, 1980. A military dictatorship is consolidating its grip on the country through terror, intimidation and forced disappearances. Private banker Yvan (Fabrizio Rongione) arrives from Geneva with his wife Ines (Stéphanie Cléau) to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared. Moving through the smokefilled lounges and lush gardens of the elite, Yvan must tread a careful path as he untangles a sinister web of colonialism and high finance.

There is no Evil (Sheytan vojud nadarad) “An enraging, enthralling, enduring testament to the oppressed” The Film Stage

Mon 28 Mar, 3pm & 8pm €9/8 (Season Ticket Available) Persian & German | Cert: Club | 2020 | 150mins

Winner of Berlin Film Festival’s prestigious Golden Bear, There is no Evil unfurls as a quartet of separate stories about disobedience and personal responsibility in present-day Iran. Four men are compelled to fulfil a task that will have irrevocable consequences. Acclaimed Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof simply asks, do we have a choice when enforcing the inhumane orders of despots?

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão Mon 4 Apr, 3pm & 8pm (A Vida Invisível) €9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

★★★★★ The Irish Times Un Certain Regard Award, Cannes Film Festival 2019

Portuguese | Cert: Club | 2019 | 139mins

1950s Rio de Janeiro, sisters Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are inseparable. Eurídice dreams of becoming a pianist, while Guida desires the warmth of true love. Cruelly separated by their conservative father, their lives are marked by each other’s absence. In this sweeping tale of loss, desire and fortitude, both sisters never give up hope of finding each other.

C’mon C’mon

Mon 11 Apr, 3pm & 8pm

★★★★★ “Heartfelt” The Irish Times

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: 15A | 2021 | 109mins

Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) is a softspoken radio journalist who travels across the U.S. interviewing children about their hopes and fears for the future. When a personal crisis forces his estranged sister to ask him to look after her 8-year-old son, Jesse, they are thrown together, forging a delicate, transformative relationship, as they embark on a journey across America. 4

Monday Night Cinema – Season Ticket Available


Mon 18 Apr, 3pm & 8pm

★★★★★ “A beautiful and mysterious movie” The Guardian Jury Prize Winner, Cannes Film Festival 2021

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: Club | 2021 | 136mins

While visiting her sister, Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is awoken by a loud bang, audible only to her. Restless and disoriented, she roams the city in search of an explanation for the mysterious sound, becoming immersed in the aural richness around her. Memoria finds writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul branching out into English-language filmmaking without forsaking any of his own lyrical cinematic vocabulary.

Music Network

Séamus McGuire, Niamh Varian-Barry & Gerry O’Beirne Thu 10 Feb, 8pm | €22/20


Séamus McGuire: Viola & Fiddle Niamh Varian-Barry: Viola, Fiddle & Voice Gerry O’ Beirne: Voice & Guita A compelling new Music Network collaboration featuring the unique and beautiful sound of violas in traditional music. This trio of fine musicians are a new musical force to be reckoned with. Their performance will explore traditional grooves, great melody and the beautiful sonority of multiple violas. Audiences can look forward to hearing captivating arrangements of songs and instrumentals and a brand-new Music Network commission by these wonderful musicians.

Exhibition on Screen

I, Claude Monet Fri 11 Feb, 8pm | €12/10 Approx. Duration: 87mins


Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, this film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience. Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression and loneliness. However, as his art developed, his humour, insight and love of life shone through. Directed by Phil Grabsky, the film reveals the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist. “Intense and intimate, pulling you into the artist’s world” The Observer 5

Ceol Connected

Wunderground Sat 12 Feb, 11am & 3pm Adult €12.50, Child €10, Family €35 Age Guidance: 3yrs+


Far beneath the big oak tree, another world awaits. It’s the Wunderground, and a new night has just begun. Badger has woken up from his slumber and is about to go on his usual rounds. Rabbit has returned from her daily adventures to the Woverground. Something, however, is not quite right. Join Badger and Rabbit on a musical adventure as they embark on a daring quest to save their home. Co-produced by Ceol Connected and the National Concert Hall in association with Pavilion Theatre. Supported by Draíocht Arts Centre and funded by the Arts Council.

Jason Byrne: On Your Marks, Get Set, Gig! Sat 12 (SOLD OUT) & Sun 13 Feb, 8pm | €25


Jason Byrne has been on his marks since March 2020. Now he’s set and ready to explode on to the stage. “The Outright King Of Live Comedy” (The Times) is ready to take back and carefully disinfect his crown. How can one man’s life continue to fall apart while he is essentially locked in his own house? This hilarious, brand new show see’s Jason attempt to make sense of the year in which his life officially became a sitcom script. He’s absolutely bursting for a chat. Are you up for it, cause ready or not, here he comes! “Brilliant” Metro “Unmissable” Evening Standard

The Royal Ballet (Encore Screening)

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Sun 20 Feb, 2pm | €15/13 Approx. Duration: 205mins (incl. two intervals)



Since its 1965 premiere, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic. The nuanced and detailed choreography gives the lead dancers a wealth of opportunity for differing interpretations of the star-crossed lovers. Evocative designs by Nicholas Georgiadis bring the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets. Prokofiev’s ravishing score sweeps this dramatic ballet towards its inevitable, emotional end.

Reeling in the Showband Years Thu 24 Feb, 8pm | €33


Celebrating over a decade of sold out concerts, this show offers a nostalgic journey back in time to the magical Showband era. And what a line-up it is this year... Featuring performances by Red Hurley, Linda Martin, Keith and Lorraine McDonald, Shaun O’Dowd, The Conquerors, Dave Lawlor plus RTÉ’s Ronan Collins on hosting duties as well as performing his renowned tributes to the great Joe Dolan, the Eurovision and much more! Reeling in the Showband Years is guaranteed to send you home with great memories of a wonderful time in Irish popular music!

Lisa Richards

David O’Doherty: Whoa Is Me Wed 2 & Thu 3 Mar, 8pm | €22 Age Guidance: 16yrs+


David O’Doherty is a comedian, author, flaneur and 1990 East Leinster under 14 triple jump bronze medalist. Here he comes again, trotting on to the stage with all the misplaced confidence of a waiter with no pad. Is he going to remember it? HOPEFULLY! There’ll be lots of talking, some apologizing, and some songs on a glued together plastic keyboard from 1986.

★★★★ “Hilarious” The Irish Times ★★★★ “Lovely, daft entertainment” The Guardian “Utterly superb. The finest Irish comedian” Irish Independent

National Theatre Live (Encore Screening)

Cyrano de Bergerac


by Edmond Rostand Fri 4 Mar, 7.30pm | €15/13 Approx. Duration: 180mins | Age Guidance: 15yrs

Filmed live on stage from London’s West End, this inventive new adaptation by Martin Crimp stars James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) with direction by Jamie Lloyd. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

★★★★★ “McAvoy is spellbinding” Metro ★★★★★ “Mesmerising. Glittering. An unforgettable

evening” The Times


Will Russell’s

Shirley Valentine Sat 5 Mar, 2pm & 8pm | Sun 6 Mar, 2pm €24/22


Following its sell-out run in Dublin last year, treat yourself to an evening of laughter and triumph, as Norma Sheahan, one of Ireland’s leading dramatic actors, breathes new life into Willy Russell’s effervescent and iconic character Shirley Valentine. Trapped in a dreary marriage and humdrum life, Shirley wonders when she lost her hopeful, youthful self. So when a friend asks her to go on vacation to Greece, Shirley bravely gathers what remains of her dignity and begins a humorous and uplifting voyage of rediscovery.

Music Network

Amy Dickson, Sonoko Miriam Welde & Simon Mulligan Wed 9 Mar, 8pm | €22/20

Discover the extraordinary sonic beauty of this trio featuring twice Grammy-nominated saxophonist Amy Dickson, violinist Sonoko Miriam Welde and pianist Simon Mulligan. Performing together for the first time on this Music Network tour, these extraordinary musicians have selected a programme that incorporates elements of folk and popular music from around the world, including Gershwin’s jazz-infused Rhapsody in Blue, Ravel’s famous Bolero, and Amy Dickson’s gorgeous transcription of Philip Glass’s shimmering violin sonata, alongside a new Music Network commission by Ronan Guilfoyle.

Phelim & The Drew House Band: Remembering Ronnie & The Dubliners Thu 10 Mar, 8pm | €25



Phelim Drew, celebrated actor and son of The Dubliners’ Ronnie Drew, brings his fabulous music show to Pavilion Theatre. He’ll be joined by his superb band on this intimate journey through The Dubliners songs, other tunes close to Ronnie’s heart and his own memories of growing up in a home surrounded by music. Putting his own twist on the wealth of material made famous by one of Ireland’s most beloved raconteurs, this promises to be a very special night indeed. “[My father’s] musical legacy… has reawakened not only a sense of pride but also deep appreciation” – Phelim Drew


David Hull Promotions

Rock ‘n’ Roll Years and Dance Hall Days Fri 11 Mar, 8pm | €25


Following their smash hit tour and sell out show at Pavilion Theatre, this wonderfully nostalgic musical show hits the road again! The all-star cast will take you on a whirlwind journey through the musical decades of the 50s and 60s when dance halls were full and we danced, jived and rocked the night away. Combining evocative love ballads with the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll hits, this show pays homage to the lives and music of the stars of the era.

Royal Opera House (Encore Screening)

Verdi’s Rigoletto Sun 13 Mar, 2pm | €15/13 Sung in Italian with English subtitles Approx. Duration: 180mins (incl. interval)


This special anniversary screening of Verdi’s Rigoletto celebrates 171 years since its premiere in 1851. Directed by Oliver Mears (his first as Director of The Royal Opera) and conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, Verdi’s masterpiece is swept into the modern world. Positioned as modern morality play and set in a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay, Rigoletto pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, with devastating effects.

★★★★★ The Times Exhibition on Screen

Frida Kahlo Sun 13 Mar, 8pm | €12/10 Duration: 90mins


Who was Frida Kahlo - the woman behind the bright colours, big brows and floral crowns? Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her oftenturbulent life. This definitive film takes an in-depth look at key works throughout Kahlo’s career, reveals her deepest emotions, and unlocks the secrets and symbolism contained within her art. Featuring a combination of interviews, expert commentary, privileged access to her works and personal letters, this is a detailed exploration of a great artist. “Strikes a fine balance between her life and work” The Guardian 9

Directions Out Theatre Company

Halcyon Days


by Deirdre Kinehan Tue 15 Mar, 8pm | €22/20

Patricia (Fair City’s Una Crawford O’Brien) has a zest for life and men when she is thrust together with Sean (Barry McGovern) who is languishing in a nursing home. They soon form a funny, spiky, and close relationship. From writer Deirdre Kinehan (Rathmines Road, The Unmanageable Sisters, Moment) and director Joe Devlin Halcyon Days charmingly examines the importance of friendship, family and community – an evening of theatre not to be missed. “[Kinehan is] a fine emotionally-astute and elegant writer’’ Irish Independent

Celine Byrne Wed 16 Mar, 8pm | €28


Internationally renowned soprano Celine Byrne returns to the intimate setting of Pavilion Theatre for what promises to be an evening of musical delight. A performer of fine lyrical quality, with the ability to combine power and confidence with delicate and heartfelt intensity, Celine’s compelling and thrilling performances have won her the universal acclaim across the world. Audiences can look forward to hearing Celine perform an elegant repertoire featuring her favourite Irish songs in addition to well-known arias from the world of opera, operetta and musicals.

Neil Delamere: Liminal Fri 18 Mar, 8pm | €25


Neil Delamere, award-winning star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and The Newsquiz, hits the road again with his riotous new stand-up show, Liminal. Expect an evening perhaps best described as Schrödinger’s chat as our wisecracking comedic hero struggles to figure out this strange new world.

★★★★★ “One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine”

The Herald

★★★★★ “You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic” The Scotsman “A wryly brilliant live performer” The Sunday Times 10

Hatch Theatre Company & The Everyman in association with Pavilion Theatre & Cork Midsummer Festival present

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (Encore Screening) Sat 19 Mar, 8pm (at Pavilion Theatre) | €15/13 Sat 19 Mar, 8pm – Wed 23 Mar, 8pm (Online, Valid for 72 Hours) | €10


In a major new adaptation, this masterpiece of modernism is brought vividly to dramatic life by Ireland’s foremost playwright Marina Carr and directed for the stage by award-winning director Annabelle Comyn. The cast includes Declan Conlon, Derbhle Crotty and Olwen Fouéré. To the Lighthouse was filmed as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2021 and is presented here as an Encore cinema screening for the very first time. “A gloriously ambitious and inventive production” Irish Examiner

National Theatre Live (Encore Screening)



By David Hare Sun 20 Mar, 7.30pm | €15/13 Age Guidance: 15yrs+

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, Suffragette) feature in David Hare’s Skylight, filmed live on-stage in London’s West End. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.


Walls Talk Wed 23 Mar, 8pm | €20/18


Walls Talk brings together former Riverdance principal dancer Breandán de Gallaí, and singer Gina Boreham, in this deeply moving dance-musictheatre piece. Set against the backdrop of songs from the jazz golden era, this work explores the notion of memory being captured, or recorded, in the material world around us; all our actions, feelings and thoughts. These elements are pieced together through music, song, dance, poetry and prose. “De Gallaí’s dancing is wonderfully beguiling” Irish Independent 11

National String Quartet Foundation

ConTempo Quartet Thu 24 Mar, 8pm | €25/22


Praised as a “fabulous foursome” (Irish Independent) and noted for performances which are “full of imaginative daring” (The Irish Times), ConTempo Quartet has forged a unique place in Irish musical life. Together they will perform a classic programme of Haydn’s D major quartet Op.76/5 and Jennifer Walshe’s Minard, together with Schubert’s beloved masterpiece, his C major string quintet for which the ConTempo will be joined by cellist Christopher Marwood.

Don Baker


Blues Man Tour Fri 25 Mar, 8pm | €25

Having spent 55 years on the road, Don Baker has had an amazing career. Harmonica player, singersongwriter and actor, he has headlined with Tom Jones and Van Morrison, acted opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and been declared as “the greatest harmonica player in the world!” by Bono. His Blues Man Tour will feature stories from his life on the road alongside a performance from the legendary entertainer that has engaged, enchanted and charmed audiences over the years. “He’s a brilliant performer” Finbar Furey

Federico Albanese Sat 26 Mar, 8pm | €25


Berlin-based Italian composer, pianist and producer Federico Albanese returns to Pavilion Theatre for a very special concert celebrating the release of his stunning new album Before And Now Seems Infinite. Capturing and inhabiting moments and passages of time, each exquisitely rendered fusion on the record is inspired by a specific memory. Audiences can expect a profound evening of sweeping, cinematic music that transcends genre. “Hauntingly beautiful” Drowned in Sound ★★★★ “Lyrical, rhythmic and emotive modern classical sound that enthrals to the last” Clash


David Hull Promotions

Kieran Goss & Annie Kinsella


Oh, The Starlings Tour Sun 27 Mar, 5pm | €25

Irish duo Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella perform songs from their stunning debut album Oh, The Starlings. Goss has long been considered one of Ireland’s greatest songwriters. Together with singer and artist Annie Kinsella, their transportive songs, stories and harmonies have enchanted audiences and won rave reviews. “When they sing together magic happens” Time Out

Nomad Theatre Network and Livin’ Dred

Patrick Kavanagh’s Tarry Flynn


Adapted for the Stage by Conall Morrison and Directed by Aaron Monaghan Fri 1 – Sun 3 Apr, 8pm | €27/24 Age Guidance: 12yrs+

“He was sitting closer than ever he had sat to a girl before. And it was the girl he had dreamt of. He was terribly unhappy.”

Set in 1930s Cavan, Tarry Flynn tells the hilarious, earthy, imaginative & beautiful story of the farmer, poet and lover-from-afar, and his quest for big fields, young women and the meaning of life. Tarry’s adventures uncover the beauty in every aspect of nature and farm life, while he seeks to keep up his desperate campaign to woo the local girls. Or at least have a roll in the hay! With a large-scale cast including Seamus O’Rourke, Sarah Madigan and Bryan Burroughs this Nomad Theatre Network production of Patrick Kavanagh’s seminal work, adapted for stage by Conall Morrison, is given dynamic new life under the direction of award-winning Aaron Monaghan and Livin’ Dred Theatre Company.

Summer of Soul Sat 8 Jan, 8pm | €9/8 USA | Cert: 12A | 117mins


Summer 1969: more than 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival. Overshadowed by Woodstock, in the same year, the event and its filmed footage were forgotten. Now, Questlove’s multi-award-winning directorial debut transports us back to this extraordinary gathering to celebrate Black history and culture, and rediscover incredible performances from, among others, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Nina Simone. 13

Hothouse Flowers


Acoustic Show Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by nearly 40 years of singing and playing all over the world. Yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure between Liam Ó Maonlaí, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Peter O’Toole and the audience.

Wed 6 Apr, 8pm | €27

Known for their unique blend of rock, folk, gospel and soul, their music translates wonderfully to their live performances - you won’t be disappointed! “Soul-searching and beautiful” BBC

Opera Collective Ireland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland A Family Opera by Will Todd & Maggie Gottlieb Fri 8 & Sat 9 Apr, 7.30pm Adult €15, Child €10 | Family Ticket €40


This captivating family opera has something for everyone. 11-year-old Alice is jolted out of her daydreams when she meets a talking Rabbit who insists she follow him to a mysterious Wonderland. With familiar characters, blues-inspired music and comic storylines that are accessible to children, this can be enjoyed by audiences young and old. “The show is such fun, and so well sung, that not even the youngest kids get bored…this is a knock-out.” The Independent

Commissioned and originally produced by Opera Holland Park. Photo Credit: Alex Brenner

Mermaid Arts Centre & Once Off Productions

Looking for América


Written & Performed by Federico Julián González Sun 10 Apr, 8pm | €22/20

Sometimes the idea of home has to be remade. And remade. And remade. In 2019, Fede and his 74-year-old mother set off on a quest through Havana to look for América. Shared memories, conflicting recollections and offline maps led them through their past. Directed by Janet Moran, this is the real-life story of writer and performer Federico Julián González in which he and his family had to flee El Salvador’s Civil War when he was only 5 years old, and led to his fascinating journey to Ireland via Cuba.

★★★★ “Delivered with spellbinding storytelling skill” The Scotsman


Exhibition on Screen

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse Thu 14 Apr, 8pm | €12/10 Approx. Duration: 93mins


Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition film from The Royal Academy of Arts, directed by David Bickerstaff.

★★★★★ “A ravishing joy from start to finish” The Guardian ★★★★ “Visually delightful” The Times National Theatre Live (Encore Screening)

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage


By Philip Pullman Fri 15 Apr, 7.30pm | €15/13 | Cert: 12A

Set twelve years before his epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation by director Nicholas Hytner revisits Phillip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing. Two young people and their dæmons, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust; salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.

★★★★ “A theatrical marvel” The Guardian Big Guerilla Productions

The Handyman


Written & Performed by Seamus O’Rourke Sat 16 Apr, 8pm | €22/20

Hugh Spotten is the local Handyman. He is about to receive an award for his contribution to the community...but all is not what it seems in a small town, falling in on itself. Seamus O’Rourke’s one-man show explores friendship, relationships and how best to get noticed on your last day. The Handyman is hilariously funny, yet a poignant, poetic look at small-town life in rural Ireland. This is Irish storytelling at its best. “If there was ever a man with the perfect turn of phrase to evoke memories, erupt laughter and conjure sadness it is Seamus O’Rourke” Leitrim Observer



The Examination Tue 19 Apr, 8pm | €22/20 Age Guidance: 16yrs+


This multi award-winning production explores mental health and human rights in the prison system. Featuring Brokentalkers’ distinctive blend of biography, socio-political discourse and breathtaking theatricality, The Examination draws on historical research and testimony from current and former prisoners. Performed by Gary Keegan and stand-up comedian and former prisoner Willie White. Best Production, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2020 Best Production, Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Irish Times Lisa Richards

Des Bishop: Mia Mamma Thu 21 & Sun 24 Apr, 8pm | €29


Following a sell-out performance in 2019, Des Bishop brings his unique, comic perspective on life back to the stage. His show Mia Mamma covers all things life and death! In seeing the funny side to everything, Des looks at loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it. This is a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son, and the hard road to forgiveness.

★★★★ “Hilariously funny” The Scotsman

TEG MJR Eire in association with MPI Artists

An Evening with Sharon Shannon Fri 22 Apr, 8pm | €30


Iconic, award-winning Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon will perform a very special evening of music from her back catalogue. Throughout her 30-year career in music, Sharon has released 19 albums and has collaborated, recorded and toured with everyone from Willy Nelson and Denis Chaila to Johnny Depp and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Traditional Irish music is her background but she has been fearless in her musical exploration having defied genres and woven her unique style through country, French-Canadian reggae, hip-hop, dance and classical.

“Her instrumental technique is remarkable” The Guardian 16

TEG MJR Eire in association with MPI Artists

Mary Coughlan Sat 23 Apr, 8pm | €30


One of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, Mary Coughlan is a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Resonant with the grief of Billie Holiday, the soul of Van Morrison and the defiance of Edith Piaf, to hear Mary sing is to be at the core of the human heart. “A transfixing performer” Financial Times “Mary’s live performances have to be seen to be believed” NME

Royal Opera House (Encore Screening)

Verdi’s La Traviata Sun 24 Apr, 2.15pm | €15/13 Sung in Italian with English subtitles Approx. Duration: 220mins (incl. two intervals)


19th-century Paris is a place of contrasts; glamour and superficiality, love and lust, life and death. Courtesan Violetta sings some of Verdi’s most acclaimed arias including the joyous ‘Sempre libera’, in her poignant and passionate encounters with Alfredo and Germont. She sacrifices all for love. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera recently celebrated 25 years on the Royal Opera House stage and this year returns with acclaimed opera star Pretty Yende as Violetta.

Take It to the Limit: A Celebration of Eagles Wed 27 Apr, 8pm | €29.50


Johnny Brady, Simon Casey, Nigel Connell and The Sheerin Family Band come together to pay homage to one of the greatest bands ever, Eagles. This unique nine-piece ensemble of top-class musicians will be performing hits like Hotel California, Take It Easy, New Kid In Town, Desperado and many more. The show has had roaring success with a soldout debut tour in 2018 followed by another sell-out success in 2019. The word has spread about this exciting new show so don’t miss their performance at Pavilion Theatre! 17

The Celtic Tenors


20th Anniversary Tour Thu 28 Apr, 8pm | €30

The only tenor group with a truly global audience, The Celtic Tenors are back performing classical arias, a capellas, hauntingly beautiful Celtic harmonies and popular contemporary songs. The charismatic, globetrotting trio are the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland. With a polished international reputation and over one million albums sold worldwide, Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson offer something truly unique: the skill, range and ability of world-class tenors combined with the personality and fun of genuine showmen. “Prepare to be wowed” Irish Independent

Foster & Allen in Concert Wed 4 May, 8pm | €30


International recording artists Foster & Allen are celebrating their 45th year in the music business with their We’ll Meet Again Tour. Mick Foster and Tony Allen will be performing all their hits including Bunch Of Thyme, Old Flames, Maggie, After All These Years, We Owe It All To You, and Mrs. Brown’s Boys, as well as some of their new recordings. With their tremendous singing voices and unique style of playing, they’ll soon have everyone tapping their feet and clapping along.

Music Network

Tim Edey, Mairi Rankin & Eric Wright Thu 5 May, 8pm | €22/20


Music Network brings together an extraordinary new trio of musicians from both sides of the Atlantic for this concert. 2019 Canadian Folk Awards’ Instrumental Group of the Year, Mairi Rankin and Eric Wright, join renowned multi-instrumentalist Tim Edey (BBC Radio 2’s Musician of the Year 2012) in a performance showcasing the very best of Cape Breton fiddling, old time cello, and simply aweinspiring guitar and melodeon playing - don’t miss the chance to see this thrilling musical combination!


David Hull Promotions

Patrick Kielty: Borderline Fri 6 May, 8pm | €30


Brand new stand up from County Down’s finest, as he returns to his satirical roots with his first live tour in five years. Taking aim at Brexit, borders, protocols and politicians, Patrick tries to make sense of what a dis-United Kingdom and a dis-United Ireland means for the future of our islands. Bittersweet, poignant and laugh out loud funny, Borderline is a comedic love letter to the future of our land from this award-winning comedian’s personal past. ‘‘Genius” The Sun “Fabulous” The Times

Vladimir Jablokov


Four Seasons Explained Sat 7 May, 8pm

Acclaimed Slovakian violinist Vladimir Jablokov returns to Pavilion Theatre with a hand-picked violin, cello and piano ensemble to perform a unique arrangement of Vivaldi’s iconic The Four Seasons, accompanied by visuals based on the original notes published nearly 300 years ago. The latter half of the concert will also feature some of the most popular pieces in Vladimir’s repertoire including Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, If I Were a Rich Man and more audience favourites.

Lekmk Promotions

The Classic Beatles


Get Back: The Rooftop Concert Fri 13 & Sat 14 May, 8pm | €25/23

Following the incredible success of Peter Jackson’s Get Back, The Classic Beatles are thrilled to be back on the road and delighted to bring you the Rooftop Tour! Featuring all the hits from the famous January 1969 rooftop performance including Don’t Let Me Down, I’ve Got a Feeling, One After 909, Dig a Pony and, of course, Get Back, the show will conclude with a broad selection of other Beatles classics. Let us take you down… “The vocal resemblance is uncanny” Sir George Martin


The Henry Girls & Band


Perform the Music of the Bosewell Sisters Thu 26 May, 8pm | €22

The Henry Girls are three sisters from Donegal with a penchant for harmonising, and in this show they and their ten-piece band will perform a set of music by boundary-breaking jazz vocal trio The Boswell Sisters. The Boswell Sisters made music that was steeped in jazz, blues, dixieland, ragtime and gospel, and their intricate harmonies and rhythmic experimentation earned them the nickname “syncopating harmonists from New Orleans”. They moved to New York in 1931 and recorded with the top jazz musicians around at the time, including Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Eddie Lang. Already performed to great acclaim at Galway Arts Festival, Cork Jazz Festival and Earagail Arts Festival, expect to hear popular songs from the 1920s & 1930s (Heebie Jeebies, St. Louis Blues, Mood Indigo) as well as some rarities. “Astonishing” The Sunday Times

Deirdre O’Kane: Demented Fri 27 & Sat 28 May, 8pm | €25


There’s a point beyond burnout where all you can do is laugh, and funnywoman Deirdre O’Kane has well and truly reached it. The last few years have been something of a whirlwind for O’Kane. A co-founder of Comic Relief in Ireland, she fronted the acclaimed RTÉ Does Comic Relief in 2020 which raised more than €6m to help those in need. Recently, she has also presented Deirdre O’Kane Talks Funny on RTÉ One, The Deirdre O’Kane Show on Sky Max and The Big Deal on Virgin Media One. Catch her brilliant new stand-up show, Demented, at Pavilion Theatre in May. “Unique star quality” The Guardian “O’Kane quickly sets up a rhythm of her own and when she exits, applause follows her all the way down the street” The Scotsman “O’Kane dazzles the audience from start to finish” The List


Backstage Theatre



Written by Fionnuala Gygax & Directed by Maisie Lee Sat 28 May, 12pm & 3pm Adult €12.50, Child €10, Family €35 Age Guidance: 6yrs+

There is an emergency in the village of Lúminaria and only Lúna can save them. Join Lúna on an adventure into the sky as she tries to find the light to protect her mother and the villagers from darkness. With an array of wonderful characters played by three amazing actors, colourful puppets and original music, Lúminaria brings the audience on a whimsical journey into the unknown.

David Hull Promotions

Stand by Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story


The First Lady of Country Music Sun 29 May, 8pm | €25

This wonderful show features the music of the legendary Tammy Wynette, who came to prominence in the late 60s with a number of huge hits including Apartment No 9, D-I-V-O-R-C-E and her worldwide No. 1 hit Stand By Your Man, which still to this day the biggest selling single in country music history. Tammy also won two Grammy Awards and was inducted in to the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Performing the songs of Tammy will be Ireland’s Queen of Country Music, and SpotlightTV star Niamh Lynn.

The Lost Brothers


On the Road Again Fri 3 & Sat 4 Jun, 8pm | €27

Oisín Leech and Mark McCausland, from Meath and Tyrone, have been making music together since 2007 with their latest album After the Fire After the Rain receiving numerous accolades and rave reviews. Their sound is inspired by a range of influences that include the writings of Patrick Kavanagh and John Fante, the music of Billie Holliday and Patrick Sky, and the paintings of Jack B Yeats. “A duo at the top of their game” The Sunday Times “Spellbinding” NME ★★★★ “As smooth as aged old whiskey” The Irish Times


Maple Tree Entertainment

The Simon & Garfunkel Story


50th Anniversary Tour Tue 7 & Wed 8 Jun, 8pm | €27/25

Direct from London’s West End and a sold-out worldwide tour with standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! A powerful, musical journey taking you back through the 1960s, featuring original photos film footage and a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. “Fantastic” Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2 “Authentic and exciting” The Stage

Foggy Notions

Peggy Seeger & Calum MacColl


The First Farewell Tour Thu 9 Jun, 8pm | €30

The charismatic Peggy Seeger - singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse - is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Join Peggy and her son Calum MacColl, an exceptional musician in his own right, for a glorious evening of up-close performance by two world class musicians. Expect to hear some new songs from Peggy’s hugely successful First Farewell album, some old favourites, a few surprises, and plenty of relaxed family banter. “An effortlessly intimate affair” The Scotsman “Glorious. Peggy is a commanding presence” The Times

Singular Artist

An Evening with Jimmy Webb Fri 10 & Sat 11 Jun, 8pm | €46


Jimmy Webb has written songs that transcend generations and genres – think Wichita Lineman, MacArthur Park, By the Time I Get to Phoenix and Didn’t We. This Motown-trained composer is the only hitmaker to have scored songs on the Pop, Country, R&B, Rap, Disco and New Age charts. Throughout this evening of music and storytelling with America’s greatest songwriter, audiences will hear this multi-Grammy Award winner’s songs and experience his insightful and often humorous stories about his work with Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, Kanye West and more.


Booking Information Box Office: (01) 231 2929, or visit our website: (free booking online) Keep in Touch Box Office opening hours are Mon-Sat, 2-5pm (8pm on performance nights), Sun, 1 hour before the performance time. Telephone bookings incur a €1 transaction charge. Online booking is free! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Stay Up to Date We’re so glad to be able to welcome you back to Pavilion Theatre once again. We will always follow all relevant guidance to make your visit as safe as possible. Due to the uncertain times we live in, we recommend checking our website for the most up-to-date event information before booking. Thank you for your continued support. Discounts • Concession tickets and group rates – subject to availability Refunds/Exchanges & Latecomers • Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless an event is cancelled by the venue. • Please arrive 15 minutes before show time. Latecomers are only admitted at the discretion of the theatre. Please note visiting companies will have differing policies in this regard. • Prices and information can be subject to change. Pavilion Theatre reserves the right to refuse admission even when tickets have been purchased. • For full terms & conditions on all Box Office policies, visit

Accessibility If you have any questions about accessibility in the theatre, visit our website ( or call Box Office on (01) 231 2929 Getting Here On Foot/By Bike - We are located on the seafront in Dún Laoghaire, approximately 3 minutes’ walk from the bus stops and the DART station. There are three bike rails in close proximity to the theatre at street level. We do not have any bike rails on the upper podium. Bus / Train - Dún Laoghaire DART station and bus terminus is located directly across the road from the theatre and accessed via bus numbers: 7, 45A, 46A, 59, 75 & 111. Parking Options Park Rite Car Park - situated under Pavilion Theatre, entrance on Queen’s Road. A €3 rate is available from 5.30pm when you prebook online at otherwise a €2.40 hourly rate applies. Contact: (01) 284 4938 Royal Marine Hotel Car Park – entrance on Marine Road. Hourly rate: €2.50. Open 24 hours. Contact: (01) 230 0030 / (01) 230 0029 On Street Parking - Free from 8pm – please check parking meters for more information. Pavilion Theatre is not liable for any parking facilities in Dún Laoghaire.

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